Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Super Hero’s Guide to the Top 5 Keyboard Shortcuts!


1.     The CAPS LOCK Mistake Shortcut

“I will never forget these words: 'With great power comes great responsibility.'"   

Ever typed a whole sentence with the caps lock on?  Highlight the text you want to change, hold the shift key + f3. “OOPS, I FORGOT THE CAPS LOCK IS ON!” becomes “oops, i forgot the caps lock is on!” Click twice and only the first letter remains a capital.

2.  The Undo Mistakes Shortcut

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, ItsControl Z!!!!!

Delete something accidentally? Control Z!  Paste in the wrong place? Control Z!  Any recent action you need to undo? Control Z!  

Need to Undo a Control Z?  Use the trusty sidekick, Control Y!   

3. The Thesaurus Shortcut

“Your Ancestors Called it Magic, but You Call it Science.  I Come From a Land Where They Are One and the Same.” 

Ever written a paper and found yourself using the same word repeatedly?  For example, in a paper about gardens you might over use the word “dirt.”  In cases like these, you may need to find a new word that means the same thing. Just highlight your word (dirt) and hold the shift key + f7 to open the thesaurus.     

4. The Highlighting Shortcut

“You’ve got to forge ahead. Keep moving.
Even if your path isn’t lit trust that you’ll find your way.”

Have you ever tried to highlight a specific sentence but accidentally highlighted pieces of other sentences too? To highlight just one sentence, place your cursor over any word in the sentence, hold down the Control key, and then click on the word (double click to highlight a single word). Now you can Control + C to copy, Control + X to cut or Control + D to delete.  

5. The Saving Your Work Shortcut

“It is our sacred duty to defend the world.  And it is what I am going to do.” 

Control S saves the work you have done so far. Save early and save often. 

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